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, government relations, national military family association, washington dc; dr. mike haynie, executive director and founder, institute for veterans and military families, syracuse, ny; a. kathryn power, samsha strategic initiative lead for military families and regional administrator region 1, substance abuse and mental health services administration, u.s. department of health and human services, boston, massachusetts. kathryn, there's approximately 2.3 million active military men and women and about 22 million vets. um, talk to us a little bit about why military families are important to our national security. well, i think that one of the most important reasons that we are paying attention to the military family is because we know that this particular conflict is taking a major toll on military service members and their families. i think it's mrs. obama who uses the statistic, saying that 1 percent of the people are doing 100 percent of the fighting. and i think that statement really resonates with all of us across the united states who really want to understand and help, um, the mil
, national guard association of the united states, national military family association, paralyzed veterans of america, the american legion veterans for common sense, veterans of foreign wars, veterans of modern warfare, vets first, program of united spinal association. vietnam veterans of america and the wounded warrior project. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that their statement of all these veterans organizations be included in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: i would also ask unanimous consent that a very moving letter from a very famous man, a chinese dissident who was blinded, who recently was able to leave china, and i'd like to ask unanimous consent that his letter be, to the united states senate be included in the record the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: and i won't quote from his whole record statement. he says that this treaty is making this idea real in significant ways around the world. today there are over one billion people with disabilities and 80% of them live in developing countries. disability rights is an issue
of american black veterans, national association of the united states. national military family association, paralyzed veterans of america. the american legion veterans and veterans of foreign wars, veterans of modern warfare, united spinal association, veterans of america and the wounded warrior project. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that their statement of all these veterans organizations be included in the record. >> without objection. >> i would also ask unanimous consent that a very moving letter from a very famous man, a chinese man who is blinded recently was able to leave china, and i would asked that his letter the one he will be included in the record. >> without objection. i won't quote from the full record in statement. but he says that this treaty is making this idea real and insignificant ways around the world. 1 billion people with disabilities live in developing countries. it is an issue that the world cannot afford to overlook. the united states and activists over 20 years ago, i'm quoting from this letter. the idea of true equality for people with disabilities bec
warriors project, military order of the purple heart, national military family association, vietnam veterans of america, national guard association, national association of uniformed services, jewish war veterans, military officers association of america, amvets, association of the united states army, commissioned officers of the united states public health, naval enlisted reserve association, united spinal association, and what all of them said -- and some of them made this statement far more poignantly than i can, is when you talk about sacrifice, they're there. they have already done that. and some of them have come back from our wars without arms or legs or maybe they lost their eyesight. they have sacrificed. and it is morally absurd to be equating on one hand the sacrifice of a multimillionaire asking him to pay a few dollars more in taxes with asking people who lost their limbs defending this country, asking them to make a sacrifice. that is not equivalent sacrifice. mr. president, let me talk about this so-called chained c.p.i. i know that there are some folks out there, i t
and the national military family association. i'm hopeful that we can pass this amendment 3049 through a unanimous consent, but i respectfully request a vote at this time if no such agreement can be made. with that, i would note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: mr. coburn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from oklahoma. mr. coburn: i ask the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. coburn: i just wanted to spend a few minutes talking about the reid amendment 3255, and 30 point out to my colleagues i know this amendment will pass, but i believe we ought to be on record as voting to add $1.7 billion in additional funds that our kids are going to pay for. this is paid for, but it's smoke and mirrors. we've used a trick in how we do this. and ultimately what's going to happen is here's another bill that will require funding from the health account at the pentagon, which is in operations and maintenance, which means we will not have $1.7 billion for naval exercises, for flight tra
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what it means to serve. >>>ibler national longshoreman's association and the u.s. maritime alliance are going back to the negotiation table to in an attempt that could close 15 ports from massachusetts to texas. 4500 work lines, the east coast could walk off the job on december 30th if no agreement was reached. the last time there was a strike like this was 1977 and did, by some estimates, cost $1 billion a day. this could have a huge impact. >> the president has some emergency powers that he could use. >> yes. >> to bring the two sides together, if he so chose, but we are talking boston, new york, new jersey, baltimore, charleston, miami, houston, i mean, these are -- >> these are big things here. what's interesting about it i just begun to understand a little bit about this port strikes the workers were getting royalty payments they first got 50 years ago when those big containers started coming over in u.s. ports that is the fight, should we get paid because the containers are coming in or should we not? really a fascinating historical artifact of the 1960s. you got to think that
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